Promote exchanges in the arts and culture based on city diplomacy


Promote exchanges in the arts and culture based on city diplomacy
Roppongi Art Night 2009
© Roppongi Art Night Executive Committee
Cultural Strategy
Promote exchanges in the arts and
culture based on city diplomacy,
and enhance international
Potential of arts and culture in Tokyo
is one of the world’s most prominent
Policy direction
Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis (Maurice
international cities, welcoming over 6.8 million people
House) Exhibition held in commemoration of the post-
from overseas each year. In this cultural city,
renovation opening of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art
countless concerts by major orchestras,
both Japanese and foreign, and world-class art
exhibitions are held on a daily basis.
Museum drew 758,266 visitors, next only to the
world record of 789,241 visitors to the Uffizi Gallery
of Italy. Tokyo, whose citizens take great interest in
arts and culture, shows high potential of
art consumption and generates cultural value
as a hub in Asia.
Hama-rikyu Gardens, Nodate; Outdoor Tea Ceremony in English
(Tokyo Traditional Arts Program,“Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2014”
comprehensive world-class
art festivals that bring together art
from various genres including traditional
performing arts, theatres, music and
contemporary arts.
● Strengthen
international relationships with
cultural organisations and institutions, and
proactively promote cooperation with them
for further global dissemination.
intercity exchange by positioning
the arts and culture such as contemporary
arts, theatres, cinemas and art brut as a
cornerstone of city diplomacy.
Message from
©Kiyotaka Saito
Committee member, Tokyo Arts and Culture Committee
Ikuyo Nakamichi
A society all the people
can live their lives vibrantly.
It is the society Tokyo should seek to create.
What is needed to achieve?
What is truly important?
The Cultural Vision has a great potential
to achieve these goals.

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